Emerson hosts educational event to promote STEM

Elementary and intermediate-level students participated in Emerson’s very first “We Love STEM” day intended to develop kids’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event took place at Lakeside Process Controls, an Emerson Impact Partner, in Mississauga, Ont., on Sept. 7.
At one of the stations, kids were able to build an operational catapult and then test the design to see how well the structure worked.
Emerson and Lakeside’s employees’ children participated in hands-on activities and experiments throughout the day. The kids were divided into stations which featured chemistry experiment, a catapult construction, and robotics. Everyone came together to electronically erupt a three-foot volcano. A unique, kid-friendly, interactive demo was set up to teach the kids about Emerson products and help tackle some of the most challenging industry problems.
“Emerson and Lakeside are all about applying technology and engineering to help solve some of the world’s big challenges. Opening our children’s eyes to the importance of STEM proved to be a very positive experience. The kids were incredibly engaged in their workshops but had fun at the same time. We will continue our commitment to this program to demonstrate how our future employees can improve the world through STEM,” said Ryan Garrah, president of Emerson Canada.
Technology is becoming a more integrated part of our lives more and more every day. To get the kids more interested in technology, they were able to construct a robotic arm and then use it to grab an object.
Emerson launched the “We Love STEM” campaign back in 2015 as a way to inspire and empower the next generation of engineers. YouTuber Hank Green has partnered with Emerson to deliver fun, engaging video content on STEM topics. For more information, visit emerson.com/welovestem.